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.m. pacific time at newtown high school. this will be the fourth time president obama has traveled to a city after a mass shooting. >> we now know the names of the 26 people including the 20 children who were killed when a man opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. among them 30-year-old lauren russeau she always dreamedover being a teacher. emily parker was one of 16 sicks that were only six years old. her father said she liked to draw and make cards to cheer up friends and family. >> she was the type of person that could light up the room. she always had something kind to say about anybody. >> robbie parker also delivered a message to the shooters family expressing condolences for the difficulty time they are going through too. >> no case compares to the carnage at sandy hook elementary. all of the students dc all of the victims were shot several times. one of the teachers natalee hammond survived. the gunman fired at least 30 round magazines and investigators say he used a long weapon likely a semi automatic rifle. >> i've been at this for a third of a century. and it's my sensi
's a peek out your window. >> new york city, 39 degrees, a little break but again not much. charlotte, 51 degrees. looks good in florida, 70 today. and some of those storms could be strong in new orleans later this afternoon. >> so we are talking another storm, again, it's minor, i'd say 3 uninches would be a good guess. >>> coming up, a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. newtown shooter adam lanza's dna will be studied. >>> plus who are hollywood's most bankable stars? you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." scientists plan to study the dna of adam lanza the 20-year-old who shoot and killed 26 people at newtown, connecticut. they hope to find an abnormality that could predict an inclination towards violence. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week after a stomach flu and concussion sidelined her three weeks. she will report on security failures and the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >>> some good news on law enforcement, deaths of police fell 23%. with just four days left until the end of the
's a peek out your window. >> new york city, 39 degrees, a little bit of a break before we get more snow tomorrow but again not much. charlotte, 51 degrees. looks good in florida, 70 today. and some of those storms could be strong in new orleans later this afternoon. >> so we are talking another storm, again, it's minor unless the track changes but i'd say about 3 inches would be a good guess. >> a lot of people like snow. thanks so much, dylan. >>> coming up, a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. newtown shooter adam lanza's dna will be studied. and dock workers from maine to texas are threatening a strike. >>> plus who are hollywood's most bankable stars? you're watching "early today." o" >>> welcome back to "early today." scientists plan to study the dna of adam lanza the 20-year-old who shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. on december 14th. they hope to find genetic signs of mutation or abnormality that could predict an inclination towards violence. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week after a stomach flu
was over the scene of the accident on interstate 280 interredwood city just mangled cars. according to the chp the victims were changing a tire in the center divide black volkswagen swerved that them all 3 died at the scene. the driver of the volkswagen was taken to the hospital again he will face charges. traffic was backed up for miles. >>> former san francisco school worker spend the rest of his life behind bars for raping 3 women last year. frederick dozer sentenced to 3 73 years to life and ordered to pay more than 250,000 dollars in restitution to his victims. the judge said dozer showed no remorse for the rapes that took place in the mig district between june and december of last year dozer family stormed out of the courtroom after the sentence was read. one of the victims talked in court about the crime stating that the assault drained the life out of her body. >>> in south bay police just reopened the great mall in milpitas after bomb scare. this evening police evacuated the kohl's store there and tier by stores as well. we were overhead as the officers investigated.
in some of the inner city schools in that area. let me read you what she said. somebody comes into the school, they have to get buzzed in. this guy got buzzed in. we don't know yet why, how, when and where. but he got buzzed in. the buzzer goes off and sets an alert. follow me on this. somebody buzzes in. maybe they go through a window. teachers start a drill. the kids are put into a corner. listen to this. shades are pulled down, lights are then flicked off to leave the impression to a potential killer that nobody's in the classroom. now, i know people go to newtown to avoid all this. but unfortunately, is this the kind of drill we're going to have to put -- i have a home right next door in redding, connecticut. it's an awful nice area, god bless it. people go there to get away from the inner city. but look what happened. is this the kind of place -- is this the direction that our schools are going? >> what i think you're getting at is almost a comparison to what we've recently done with regard to anti-terrorism where people have had to change the way in which they've conduct
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to a positive stance on the group ahead of what she says will be catalysts. she's upgrading citi, bank of america, and discover. those stocks did well today. she upgraded the group today and says the banks right now are more than capitalized. the catalysts for the stocks will be march in 2013 when the fed will release the latest results which will -- she expects, approve the bank's plans to return more capital to shareholders and dividend hikes. after which she's expecting bank of america could quadruple its dividend. and will allow some banks to be more execution dependent than market dependent. a bias we always prefer. so she's upgrading these stocks. she's looking for huge returns in some of these. citi and bank of america and discover are the three names she's upgrading today. also taking a positive stance overall on the financial services sector. meredith whitney will be my guest tomorrow. talking about this call where she upgraded the banks today. she is telling clients this right now. my next guest is one of the most well known analysts due to his early warnings on the 2008 fina
york city police department for over 18 years now -- i have been a police officer in the new york city police department. i have a chance to interact with the community. >> we have lived here since 2007. we have two girls, one 2, one some months. >> in 2010, we had the fire. denise was at work, and i and my daughter were home. i saw the smoke, and i knew we had to get out right away. that fast, the fire engulfed the house. i had never experienced anything like that before, and that is a feeling i will never forget, seeing your whole house on fire like that. the rebuilding process is tough. yes, for lack of a better word, it has been tough. contractors. >> insurance companies. >> insurance companies. >> at first, we were, like, "we can do this house in six weeks." we did not move back in until february 2012. we started in the basement. >> it is pretty raw. i definitely would like to make it into a place when we come home, a place of relaxation. >> a man cave. >> a man cave. >> he wants to turn it into a man cave. >> our whole house now. >> hey, what's up? how are you? >> good morning. >
on that in the city of hartford. mayor, you've had some success buying those guns back. >> we did. we had a gun buyback program a couple of weeks ago. we're a small city of 125,000. in less than three hours, almost one weapon per minute was turned in, so there is a desire on behalf of the community to turn these weapons back in, although i don't know how much of those efforts could lead to preventing something similar from happening to what happened in newtown, but there is a need to have some focus on using a systems approach because there are different systems that come in play here in terms of mental health systems, but we have been effective and just also by working through our shooting task force and other programs we've had to try to limit the number of shootings, but this is call, a wake-up call in addition to the things happening and if this crisis, this hore fink incident does not send a message that some stronger and immediate action needs to happen in our country, i don't know what will. >> you joined a coalition of mayors who have called for more action. president obama said it's ti
to places like new york city or cities in our state and i've always said those exceptions in the absence of a tougher federal legislation is not good for connecticut, not good for our cities and, again, i also have firmly believed that these high-capacity magazines are extremely dangerous. having said that, being in the top five, i think there have been people who previously thought they've done enough in connecticut. i'm not saying i'm one of those. i doubt there is one of those left. >> -- do you think it meets this state law, our state laws -- >> it's been pointed out, and i've taken the time to point it out, that we could be compliant with the previous assault weapons ban limitation by going from a 30 magazine to a 10 magazine. i think that's a commonsense piece of legislation that could be taken up. >> -- enough information to say mental illness played a part in this -- this situation, and how would you go about improving what seems to be a very fractured mental health system? >> the -- with respect -- i don't have a diagnosis. it's possible that the criminal investigation may have
, obviously, any may mayor, particularly in new york city, are thinking about a city lock. we talked about this being a 9/11 situation. it's a chilling phrase, the way we responded to 9/11 having been long-term productive in terms of our resources and in terms of security. my question is to you, how do you you think about making policy in the aftermath of this, that doesn't fall prey, to making those kinds of mistakes? >> well, there be obviously, instances in which governments overreact, or react incorrectly in the wake, in the immediate wake of a national tragedy. and i think it is incumbent upon chief executives, members of the ll legislature to think thoughtfully, to take a deep breath, and gather the facts before rushing forward with a solution or another. i will say, though, with regard to these kinds of shootings and gun violence. i don't think that's our problem. >> right. i think in some respects, we have the opposite problem, when these incidents occur, you hear these voices, as you said, now's not the time to talk about what we do about this. or we don't went to politicize the t
was at the oklahoma city bombing where another american killed scores of people. larry pratt, do you think the shooting yesterday was a game changer? guest: if it results in a ban on guns in schools, that will be the case. that was my opinion when i heard about this tour -- this horrific death toll. we have to get past the idea that we are saved by being disarmed. that is not a plan. host: larry pratt is the executive director of gun owners of america. thank you for being on the program this morning. back to the phones and our discussions regarding the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. our next call comes from eunice in east pittsburgh, pennsylvania. caller: thanks for taking my call. we need more security in our schools. when it comes to guns, we have people who come into lower class neighborhoods giving our young children guns for a few dollars or no dollars whatsoever, just giving guns to our people so they can shoot one another. it does need to stop. if that can be taken care of, that would be helpful as far as our young children. that is all i have to say. i am very sorry about
directing new york city traffic. >> brian: the winner of the x factor will be joining us live. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. steve, you'll be joining me, right? >> steve: i will. weather alert. serious trouble for millions of americans hoping to travel for the holiday. check out the storm system. it is powerful. moving through the central part of u.s., upper plains. blizzard and winter storm warnings for nebraska and great lakes. deep south tornado sirens blaring. mobile, alabama, roofs have been ripped off, trees topple. a powerful storm moves through there. a warning in effect in mobile, alabama. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: why don't we get normal weather. always something extreme. it is causing delays and cancellations. they're trying to get home. going through chicago o'hare's airport the nation's second busiest airport. they're having a tough time. live screen left, you see minneapolis. screen right you see storm damage where it already went through in mobile, alabama. could be a rough couple days out there as the head -- storm heads o
out like candy, and they would be able to use that permit to carry a concealed weapon in any city, in any community, in any place in the united states, including new york city and times square, where we actually have very strong laws. so we're not worried about, you know, people carrying concealed weapons where the state has made a decision that some people can do that. that's not what the nra is cog. they want almost everybody to be able to carry almost everywhere and the disasters ensuing from that approach are adding up. they end up in things like connecticut. >> mark and steve, joining us by phone, thanks to both of you, appreciate your time. our third story out front, a blizzard that hammered the midwest may be winding down, but it is causing travel holiday headaches to ramp up. alexandria steele has more on just how rough travel could get this evening and over the weekend. >> good evening, soledad. it has been incredibly tough travel and tonight is no exception. are you looking at the 6,000 aircraft that are currently in the sky above us trying to get home for the holidays.
and i think back to the reaction after the oklahoma city bombing, the reaction after 9/11. nobody said there was one thing that was going to work. look at how extensive the federal government actions they thought, some worked, some don't. that was your standard. that's what you said on friday. if it's worth trying, why not do it. that's your position on armed guards and a lot of people would agree with you yet nothing will having to do with gun safety and up seem to excuse the role that guns play in violence in in society. >> the gun is the tool. the problem is the criminal. every police officer that walks the street knows if you want to control violent crime, take violent criminals off the street. richmond, virginia, they had one of the worst murder rates in the country until they put out the word if you're a drug dealer on the street with a gun, we're going to pick you up and you're going to federal prison. they immediately cut murder with guns by about 60%, 70%. criminal operate outside the system. you got to get them off the street and into treatment. we're not doing this in this c
there is there has only been one shooting in my city who has acquired a gun legally. they are done because criminas,s there are states now, 19 states where there is less than 100 people they have registered in the system as mentally in capable. >> let's me go to you. you lost your father in the temple shooting. i don't mean to be disrespectful. what is your reaction? you have a gun owner. >> i have a gun i was in army rotc. those guns are meant for annihilation. you can deter somebody with a knife like my father did. he wrestled the guy with a butter knife and he left the building. you want to take the argument that way so they can have a hollow fight. >> if you can pass the mic down to danielle. you were involved in the tucson tragedy. what do you think about this? >> there are two points having more guns does not solve the problem. having more people who are trained who stopped who didn't call in swat because she was trained. you know when these people come in and they have planned this for a significant amount of people they are ready, but the peoplen the area are in a pan et and this is not som
over the weekend to arm its school police. and in los angeles, each of the city's 10,000 police officers will stop by at least one school a day when classes resume next month. >> all we want to do is create a this perfect, safe bubble for our children. >> reporter: newtown, connecticut, proved that perfect bubble doesn't exist but, scott, according to the national school safety center kids are one hundred times more likely to be assaulted outside of school than inside one. >> pelley: mark, thank you. the unprecedented loss of young lives brought new calls for stricter gun laws. at a prayer service in brnnecticut last night the president said this. >> in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement, the mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> pelley: the white house said today the president would propose legislation but didn't say what. one advocate for gun rights-- -emocratic senator joe manchin chin ot virginia-- said it's time for what he c
. >> reporter: hi, brian. it's been a very busy day. the mayor of america's biggest city today urged congress, in fact, challenged congress and the white house to act, and the nra remains silent. surrounded by victims' families, michael bloomberg said enough talk, it's time to act. >> congress has to come up with something that stops this carnage, no matter what the political ramifications are. >> reporter: long an advocate for stricter gun regulation, bloomberg is pushing congress to close gun show loopholes and demand background checks of anyone who buys a gun. he wants a new assault weapons ban to replace the one that expired in 2004 and a ban on high-capacity ammo clips. and he's promising to use his own vast personal wealth to take on the gun lobby if necessary. the numbers are striking. 8,500 people die each year in gun violence. just since columbine, nearly 14 years ago, more than 30 mass murders involving guns. the list is chilling. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: today, as protesters gathered outside its offices in washington, the nra again declined to comment on the debate, but th
this will be the fourth visit to a city following a mass shooting. let's bring in chris wallace, host of fox news sunday. >> kelly: good morning, chris. >> i have to say i've been covering presidents and in the briefing room at the white house more than 30 years and never saw a moment like that of that kind of sheer emotion and brought forward how terrible this particular one was. >> kelly: i have to agree with you, when the president spoke and even now, still grips he me emotionally, because here is the commander-in-chief now serving as a consoler in chief and he really showed raw emotion and took a minute for him to hold that back and actually move on with his statement. >> well, that's right and as he said, he was not responding as a president, but as a parent, he of course the father of two young children and i don't know that you have to have children, but if you do, and if you remember those days when you sent them off to school as six and seven year olds with all of their bright hopes and learning to read and learning to add and subtract the idea of them being struck down is particularly awful. >
in a nearby city where we lost a number of our citizens and have been in office through a number of these types of events. you attempt to learn every lesson you can from each one of these, and it's a little early to say what we can take away from this. this is a little bit different in the sense that to the best of my knowledge in school shootings we haven't had people shoot their way into a building. >> right. governor, let me ask you just extrapolating for what you're saying, you want stricter federal gun laws because no matter how strict your state law is, you feel you need an overlay of a federal law, is that right? >> when we talk about the assault weapons ban that was in place in the united states, to have allowed that to go away or dissipate, it's the state's ability to enforce that because guns move across state lines. in fact, a lot of guns used in crimes in connecticut were purchased at -- we know because we can track them. they were purchased at gun shows in other states particularly down in the southern portion of the united states. they work up coast and get here. th
and not only for the midwest but also the south and gulf coast. speaking . snow. talking about it kansas city up to greenbay. we could get a foot or more of snow. blizzard warnings in the areas of red and gusts of 50 miles per hour and blowing snow and scriz down to nothing and travel is going to be crippled in the midwest and that is going to cause a ripple affect in the country. >> steve: how rare are december tornados in really? >> we are on the low side of seeing tornado month of december but tornados can happen any where or any. it is a rarelyy rare event for the month of december. >> brian: meanwhile chicago is hit with the storm . we found wfld anita joining us right now. >> hi, and good morning to you, o'hare airport is saying they may have to ground flights because of the wind gusts we are seeing already this morning. personallyy, i want to let our viewers know if you come to chicago. pack two different things. have your rain boots and you will need your no boots for later. things are going to change . another thing to keep in mind. gas up their car. this is the day when the snow hit
a plane into new york city with us inside firing away as we go down. as you said, it's chilling. it's eerie. when you hear a quote like that you can no longer deny the connection between these rampage shooters and suicide terrorist ands it seems pretty clear if eric harris had been influenced by islamic fundamentalism he would have wanted to be one of those pilots crashing a plane into the world trade center. >> the other question so many people have, professor, and i don't know if there will be an answer is why that school? he did apparently go there for a brief time, but that was years ago and there are reports that his mother was a teacher there were untrue, why target little kids? >> well, one of the things when you do this comparative analysis between suicide terrorists on the one hand and rampage shooters on the other hand is you can start to learn about both groups more accurately, and what i would say is when you see suicide terrorists they often target random, innocent strangers, even children to get that attention and what i would speculate here is that adam lanza knew tha
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succeeded in pushing the army out of a lot of cities however that just means the army goes in with their artillery, their air force and destroys with whatever they can. the rebels for their part still badly outgunned are doing better, they are becoming more organized. they're getting weapons from qatar and other gulf countries to keep the pressure up on president assad. actions speak a whole lot louder than words here in the middle east. and one of syria's only allies, russia, has stood behind them at least in the diplomatic speak but we just learned russia is sending warships to off the syrian coast there in the mediterranean sea potentially to evacuate russian civilians if things continue to deteriorate inside syria. which does tell you, jenna, people inside syria and also inside the russian government are making at least contingency plans for the demise of the assad regime. jenna. jenna: we'll continue to watch it. level land, thank you. jon: one of hollywood's biggest stars expected to testify today on capitol hill. so what do you think brings ben affleck to washington?
these rebels have not been able to control major cities. they haven't taken aleppo. certainly have not taken the capital damascus. as things on the ground are shifting we're getting more and more indications, russia, syria's key ally are getting nervous. they moved warships in the mediterranean to conceivably evacuate russian citizens into syria in things continue to deteriorate. there is question of chemical weapons. will assad use his chemical weapons in a last act of desperation? or will the rebels seize control. you have a lot of chemical weapons in the hands of many without command-and-control structures. martha: much of the chaos in syria but a little bit of order for rich around engel and his crew. thank you very much. bill:. government's cash problems come closer to a possible resolution a report on the staggering amount of money the government spends and whether or not that is sustainable. martha: as the funerals continue today for the connecticut school shooting victims there are new questions about how we can better address this serious mental health issues that have led to these
in washington, d.c. every day, a city that has outlawed guns but still has a very high crime rate, and the husband of a public schoolteacher, i just wanted to see my wife and two kids as quickly as possible and hug them and know that they're okay. like all other parents, i think, in the country, including the president felt when we heard the news yesterday. >> well, i can echo that. i have two children and i hugged them both last night. all three of us were crying just at the loss of innocence and the horrific nature of all of this. believe me, i couldn't get close enough to them. but jimmy, where do you think the tipping point is now? where is it that we might all come to agreement on this issue? >> i think the president's going to be strong on this issue. frankly there were grumblings prior to the campaign that were very quiet about the white house pushing a gun control agenda in his second term if he won. well, here we are. the question becomes, what happens in the house and what happens in the senate. let's talk about the senate. i've never worked in the house. i don't know ho
and create another image in its place. >> you're a former new york city police officer? >> that's correct. >> how did you prepare when you were a police officer for traumatic events like this? because, brooke baldwin has been talking to the rescuers and they are very emotional. they can't believe what they saw. so how did you prepare when you were doing that? >> it is not really something you can prepare for. and really it is the -- it is in the moment. you really don't have that opportunity to deal -- to express your emotions at that -- in that moment in time. it is only afterwards really you have a chance to process it. >> i understand that yesterday you met with grief counselors at various schools. >> at the grieving center, yes. >> at the grieving center. tell us about that. >> basically i donated some books there so they had the opportunity to use that with the kids in being able to, as a tool for them to use the book that can help them cope with what's been going on. >> it is important to be here because -- >> it is important to be here. it is important, i think, to find out how you
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